On the surface, ‘Friends of Thespo’ is only a crowdfunding initiative, but much deeper, it is something way bigger. It’s a thriving community of those who believe in the power of theatre, who want the wonders of the arts to be discovered by those who come after them.
When you fund Thespo, you’re helping to build a community that trains young enthusiasts, and prepares them to take on the theatre world!
Thespo 23 is a digital year for Thespo and we hope to keep the magic of Theatre alive even in these times of crisis.
“Thespo is one of the most important theatre movements in the last 50 years.”– Alyque Padamsee
“A lot of energy in the room, young artists … It’s nice that people are so enthusiastic about Thespo and it’s growing every year which is a testimony of it’s success.” – Richa Chadda
The 23rd edition of the annual youth theatre festival is going online due to the circumstances we are in with the Covid 19 situation. However, we are excited to be moving forward with the momentum that was created with the Thespo 22 digital festival!
We are thrilled to be taking another step towards achieving our goals – nurturing a global community of young theatre professionals and pushing the boundaries of digital theatre. In addition to productions and performances, this year’s festival will also see a number of workshops and international collaborative projects aimed at further building the skills of the next-generation theatrewalas!
“Thespo is a platform which provides amateurs and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents. There is no better platform than Thespo in Mumbai and in India.” – Nimrat Kaur
“Thespo is the only one of its kind platform for youth theatre in India.” – Arundhati Nag
When you contribute via this slab, you help us cover the Internet handling charges.
Even a mere contribution of 200 can cover a lot of costs, this digital year of Thespo needs to tend to the internet charges and by contributing to this slab you will be helping us with it. Thespo will make the best use of your contribution.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us cover the costs of the volunteers that help us make this movement come alive.
Our Thespo volunteers are hardworking and the main reason for all the initiatives to go on smoothly, without the help of these young theatre minds, this movement would not have been possible.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us conduct Saturday Open House and aid the growing and ever popular Theatre Bugs community (a Thespo initiative)
Thespo wants to build a community of young theatre enthusiasts and these initiatives help us tend to the curiosity of young minds and help them choose their directions in Theatre.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us use the online platform to find new talent and promote Thespo to those who are not aware of a platform for young minds.
We want to reach as many talented young people in the world as possible and let them know of our initiatives, and create the future of Theatre.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us in screening process of all the plays and also cover the fee of the screening panel as well.
We screen 200 above plays all together, for which we have our screening panel who watch all these plays and reach to a conclusion as to which plays perform at the festival. This includes costs and thus you will be helping us cover these costs and support youth theatre.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us set up the festival week and also help us generate documentation for the festival.
Thespo hosts its festival in December and as it is a digital Festival this year, we will have to help our participants set up for their performances. Your contribution will help us pull off the weeklong festival smoothly. We also document the entire festival that culminates into a Festival Film. You will add the spark to our fireworks
When you contribute via this slab, you enable us to provide the teams in the festival with their production cost.
The selected teams often come across additional costs regarding sets, costumes, censorship and a hundred other things they never had to worry about before. Your contribution makes a world of difference to them.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us provide Mentorship for the curated plays, which in turn help the participants to enhance their theatrical nuances.
Plays that are curated from our screening process are introduced to our mentorship program which involves them getting support and advice from experienced mentor for specific aspects of the play. You help get the Festival to the best that it can be.
When you contribute through this slab, you help us cover the stipend for the production cost of the theatre teams that get selected for the festival.
Thespo holds its doors wide open for plays from all over India (and even further!), in any language, any genre and any number of cast and crew. We cover the production stipend for all teams and also transport costs for the teams that come down for the festival from various parts of the country.
When you contribute via this slab, you help us with the office costs as we have to pay salaries to those who work on this movement a year long.
Thespo is a movement by the youth and for the youth. The salaries have to paid to these young minds who spend their time working on uplifting youth theatre.
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When you contribute to this slab, you help us with our Domestic and International collaborations
More so than often, we have domestic and international theatre makers come down to the festival and interact with the youth.
When you contribute to this slab, you help us create a global community of young theatre professionals.
Right from the workshops, collaborations, screenings, performances and yearlong initiatives – Thespo is actively working towards building a global community of young theatre professionals. Come be a driving hand for India’s biggest youth theatre movement.